|Hans Rosling and the magic washing machine - TED.com|
What was the greatest invention of the industrial revolution? Hans Rosling makes the case for the washing machine. With newly designed graphics from Gapminder, Rosling shows us the magic that pops up when economic growth and electricity turn a boring wash day into an intellectual day of reading.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; TEDWomen; culture; data; economics; women; 2010
|Elizabeth Lindsey: Curating humanity's heritage - TED.com|
It's been said that when an elder dies, it's as if a library is burned. Anthropologist Elizabeth Lindsey, a National Geographic Fellow, collects the deep cultural knowledge passed down as stories and lore.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; 2010
|Lauren Zalaznick: The conscience of television - TED.com|
TV executive Lauren Zalaznick thinks deeply about pop television. Sharing results of a bold study that tracks attitudes against TV ratings over five decades, she makes a case that television reflects who we truly are -- in ways we might not have expected.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; culture; entertainment; 2010
|Madeleine Albright: On being a woman and a diplomat - TED.com|
Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright talks bluntly about politics and diplomacy, making the case that women's issues deserve a place at the center of foreign policy. Far from being a "soft" issue, she says, women's issues are often the very hardest ones, dealing directly with life and death. A frank and funny Q and A with Pat Mitchell from the Paley Center.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; Foreign Policy; business; iraq; 2010
|Jacqueline Novogratz: Inspiring a life of immersion - TED.com|
We each want to live a life of purpose, but where to start? In this luminous, wide-ranging talk, Jacqueline Novogratz introduces us to people she's met in her work in "patient capital" -- people who have immersed themselves in a cause, a community, a passion for justice. These human stories carry powerful moments of inspiration.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; culture; economics; global issues; investment; 2010
|Deborah Rhodes: A tool that finds 3x more breast tumors, and why it's not available to you - TED.com|
Working with a team of physicists, Dr. Deborah Rhodes developed a new tool for tumor detection that's 3 times as effective as traditional mammograms for women with dense breast tissue. The life-saving implications are stunning. So why haven't we heard of it? Rhodes shares the story behind the tool's creation, and the web of politics and economics that keep it from mainstream use.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; business; cancer; medicine; science; technology; 2010
|9/11 healing: The mothers who found forgiveness, friendship - TED.com|
Phyllis Rodriguez and Aicha el-Wafi have a powerful friendship born of unthinkable loss. Rodriguez' son was killed in the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001; el-Wafi's son Zacarias Moussaoui was convicted of a role in those attacks and is serving a life sentence. In hoping to find peace, these two moms have come to understand and respect one another.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; culture; global issues; politics; 2010
|Reviving New York's rivers -- with oysters! - TED.com|
Architect Kate Orff sees the oyster as an agent of urban change. Bundled into beds and sunk into city rivers, oysters slurp up pollution and make legendarily dirty waters clean -- thus driving even more innovation in "oyster-tecture." Orff shares her vision for an urban landscape that links nature and humanity for mutual benefit.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; architecture; biology; cities; design; 2010
|Sheryl Sandberg: Why we have too few women leaders - TED.com|
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg looks at why a smaller percentage of women than men reach the top of their professions -- and offers 3 powerful pieces of advice to women aiming for the C-suite.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; business; education; leadership; technology; women; 2010
|Arianna Huffington: How to succeed? Get more sleep - TED.com|
In this short talk, Arianna Huffington shares a small idea that can awaken much bigger ones: the power of a good night's sleep. Instead of bragging about our sleep deficits, she urges us to shut our eyes and see the big picture: We can sleep our way to increased productivity and happiness -- and smarter decision-making.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; business; culture; entertainment; productivity; 2010
|Elizabeth Lesser: Take "the Other" to lunch - TED.com|
There's an angry divisive tension in the air that threatens to make modern politics impossible. Elizabeth Lesser explores the two sides of human nature within us (call them "the mystic" and "the warrior”) that can be harnessed to elevate the way we treat each other. She shares a simple way to begin real dialogue -- by going to lunch with someone who doesn't agree with you, and asking them three questions to find out what's really in their hearts.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; communication; global issues; politics; 2010
|Tony Porter: A call to men - TED.com|
At TEDWomen, Tony Porter makes a call to men everywhere: Don't "act like a man." Telling powerful stories from his own life, he shows how this mentality, drummed into so many men and boys, can lead men to disrespect, mistreat and abuse women and each other. His solution: Break free of the "man box."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; culture; global issues; men; women; 2010
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|Halla Tomasdottir: A feminine response to Iceland's financial crash - TED.com|
Halla Tomasdottir managed to take her company Audur Capital through the eye of the financial storm in Iceland by applying 5 traditionally "feminine" values to financial services. At TEDWomen, she talks about these values and the importance of balance.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; business; politics; women; 2010
|Heather Knight: Silicon-based comedy - TED.com|
In this first-of-its-kind demo, Heather Knight introduces Data, a robotic stand-up comedian that does much more than rattle off one-liners -- it gathers audience feedback (using software co-developed with Scott Satkin and Varun Ramakrishna at CMU) and tunes its act as the crowd responds. Is this thing on?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; comedy; entertainment; robots; science; technology; 2010
|Ahn Trio: A modern take on piano, violin, cello - TED.com|
The three Ahn sisters (cellist Maria, pianist Lucia, violinist Angella) breathe new life into the piano trio with their passionate musicmaking. At TEDWomen, they start with the bright and poppy "Skylife," by David Balakrishnan, then play a gorgeous, slinky version of "Oblivion," by Astor Piazzolla.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; arts; entertainment; live music; 2010
|Sheikha Al Mayassa: Globalizing the local, localizing the global - TED.com|
Sheikha Al Mayassa, a patron of artists, storytellers and filmmakers in Qatar, talks about how art and culture create a country's identity -- and allow every country to share its unique identity with the wider world. As she says: "We don't want to be all the same, but we do want to understand each other."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; Islam; art; arts; culture; film; 2010
|Caroline Casey: Looking past limits - TED.com|
Activist Caroline Casey tells the story of her extraordinary life, starting with a revelation (no spoilers). In a talk that challenges perceptions, Casey asks us all to move beyond the limits we may think we have.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; activism; business; culture; 2010
|Joan Halifax: Compassion and the true meaning of empathy - TED.com|
Buddhist roshi Joan Halifax works with people at the last stage of life (in hospice and on death row). She shares what she's learned about compassion in the face of death and dying, and a deep insight into the nature of empathy.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; Buddhism; compassion; culture; death; global issues; 2010
|Johanna Blakley: Social media and the end of gender - TED.com|
Media and advertising companies still use the same old demographics to understand audiences, but they're becoming increasingly harder to track online, says media researcher Johanna Blakley. As social media outgrows traditional media, and women users outnumber men, Blakley explains what changes are in store for the future of media.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; advertising; culture; entertainment; media; social media; 2010
|Naomi Klein: Addicted to risk - TED.com|
Days before this talk, journalist Naomi Klein was on a boat in the Gulf of Mexico, looking at the catastrophic results of BP's risky pursuit of oil. Our societies have become addicted to extreme risk in finding new energy, new financial instruments and more ... and too often, we're left to clean up a mess afterward. Klein's question: What's the backup plan?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; activism; business; culture; economics; science; social change; 2010
|Hanna Rosin: New data on the rise of women - TED.com|
Hanna Rosin reviews startling new data that shows women actually surpassing men in several important measures, such as college graduation rates. Do these trends, both US-centric and global, signal the "end of men"? Probably not -- but they point toward an important societal shift worth deep discussi
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; culture; economics; education; global issues; women; 2010
|Liza Donnelly: Drawing on humor for change - TED.com|
New Yorker cartoonist Liza Donnelly shares a portfolio of her wise and funny cartoons about modern life -- and talks about how humor can empower women to change the rules.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; art; comedy; culture; humor; media; peace; women; 2010
|Amber Case: We are all cyborgs now - TED.com|
Technology is evolving us, says Amber Case, as we become a screen-staring, button-clicking new version of homo sapiens. We now rely on "external brains" (cell phones and computers) to communicate, remember, even live out secondary lives. But will these machines ultimately connect or conquer us? Case offers surprising insight into our cyborg selves.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; anthropology; computers; culture; cyborg; future; technology; 2010
|Kiran Bedi: A police chief with a difference - TED.com|
Kiran Bedi has a surprising resume. Before becoming Director General of the Indian Police Service, she managed one of the country's toughest prisons -- and used a new focus on prevention and education to turn it into a center of learning and meditation. She shares her thoughts on visionary leadership at TEDWomen.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; crime; culture; education; global issues; politics; social change; 2010
|Suheir Hammad: Poems of war, peace, women, power - TED.com|
Poet Suheir Hammad performs two spine-tingling spoken-word pieces: "What I Will" and "break (clustered)" -- meditations on war and peace, on women and power. Wait for the astonishing line: "Do not fear what has blown up. If you must, fear the unexploded."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; arts; culture; global issues; poetry; war; women; 2010
|Mother and daughter doctor-heroes: Hawa Abdi + Deqo Mohamed - TED.com|
They've been called the "saints of Somalia." Doctor Hawa Abdi and her daughter Deqo Mohamed discuss their medical clinic in Somalia, where -- in the face of civil war and open oppression of women -- they've built a hospital, a school and a community of peace.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; community; global issues; health; medicine; politics; science; women; TEDWomen; 2010
|Tyrone Hayes + Penelope Jagessar Chaffer: The toxic baby? - TED.com|
Filmmaker Penelope Jagessar Chaffer was curious about the chemicals she was exposed to while pregnant: Could they affect her unborn child? So she asked scientist Tyrone Hayes to brief her on one he studied closely: atrazine, a herbicide used on corn. (Hayes, an expert on amphibians, is a critic of atrazine, which displays a disturbing effect on frog development.) Onstage together at TEDWomen, Hayes and Chaffer tell their story.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; animals; biology; children; film; plastic; science; sex; 2010
|Let's talk parenting taboos: Rufus Griscom + Alisa Volkman - TED.com|
Babble.com publishers Rufus Griscom and Alisa Volkman, in a lively tag-team, expose 4 facts that parents never, ever admit -- and why they should. Funny and honest, for parents and nonparents alike.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; children; communication; culture; education; entertainment; sex; web; 2010
|Cynthia Breazeal: The rise of personal robots - TED.com|
As a grad student, Cynthia Breazeal wondered why we were using robots on Mars, but not in our living rooms. The key, she realized: training robots to interact with people. Now she dreams up and builds robots that teach, learn -- and play. Watch for amazing demo footage of a new interactive game for kids.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; business; communication; design; entertainment; robots; technology; 2010
|Courtney Martin: Reinventing feminism - TED.com|
Blogger Courtney Martin examines the perennially loaded word "feminism" in this personal and heartfelt talk. She talks through the three essential paradoxes of her generation's quest to define the term for themselves.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; blog; culture; feminism; history; women; writing; 2010
|Eve Ensler: Suddenly, my body - TED.com|
Poet, writer, activist Eve Ensler lived in her head. In this powerful talk from TEDWomen, she talks about her lifelong disconnection from her body -- and how two shocking events helped her to connect with the reality, the physicality of being human.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; activism; arts; brain; cancer; culture; poetry; 2010
|Jody Williams: A realistic vision for world peace - TED.com|
Nobel Peace laureate Jody Williams brings tough love to the dream of world peace, with her razor-sharp take on what "peace" really means, and a set of profound stories that zero in on the creative struggle -- and sacrifice -- of those who work for it.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; activism; global issues; humanity; nuclear weapons; peace; 2010
|Shirin Neshat: Art in exile - TED.com|
Iranian-born artist Shirin Neshat explores the paradox of being an artist in exile: a voice for her people, but unable to go home. In her work, she explores Iran pre- and post-Islamic Revolution, tracing political and societal change through powerful images of women.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; arts; film; global issues; photography; politics; women; 2010
|Beverly + Dereck Joubert: Life lessons from big cats - TED.com|
Beverly + Dereck Joubert live in the bush, filming and photographing lions and leopards in their natural habitat. With stunning footage (some never before seen), they discuss their personal relationships with these majestic animals -- and their quest to save the big cats from human threats.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; Africa; animals; environment; film; global issues; photography; 2010